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on 19 July 2000
MCC's Stones in the Road is one of my favourite records of this - or any - genre. A Place in the World doesn't begin to measure up. It's hard to say what's missing, but I think the problem is that she's concentrated too hard on the words and forgotten that these are meant to be *songs*, rather than just poems with an accompaniment. The tunes here seem unimaginative and forgettable.
I saw MCC on her Party Doll tour in 1999, and in a two-hour set, she played nothing from this album. Perhaps she recognizes that it's not up to her usual standard.